Green: The sheen persimmons leave on teeth.
Red: The stripe when rhubarb’s ripe.
White: When heifer pails her milk.
Red: Her teats when city cousins try.
Black: The snake who spooks the dogs.
Red: The largest crawdad’s claws.
Silver: A boy should own a knife. And keep it sharp.
Red: The yard where chickens died.
Violet: Supper. Porch. Talk. Twilight.
Red: The coals that warm our dark.